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The Woman

The Woman

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The Woman is the last of her kind, the lone survivor of a tribe of feral cannibals who have terrorized the Maine coast for years. She is wounded and weak, but she's found refuge in a cave overlooking the sea. Christopher Cleek is an amoral—and unstable—lawyer who sees her bathing in a stream one day while he's out hunting. Cleek has dark, cruel secrets

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The Woman is the last of her kind, the lone survivor of a tribe of feral cannibals who have terrorized the Maine coast for years. She is wounded and weak, but she's found refuge in a cave overlooking the sea. Christopher Cleek is an amoral—and unstable—lawyer who sees her bathing in a stream one day while he's out hunting. Cleek has dark, cruel secrets and he will now add one more. He will capture the Woman, lock her in his cellar, and attempt to tame her, with the help of his wife and children. But very soon the question will become: Who is more savage, the hunter or the prey?

Editorial Reviews

Author of The Stand, The Shining & Dr. Sleep - Stephen King
“Who’s the scariest guy in America? Probably Jack Ketchum.”

“Ketchum has become a kind of hero to those of us who write tales of horror and suspense. He is, quite simply, one of the best in the business.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587672538
Publisher:
Cemetery Dance Publications
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Edition description:
Special

Meet the Author

 

Jack Ketchum’s debut novel, Off Season (1981)—an updating of the Sawney Beane story—prompted The Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher for publishing violent pornography. Since then, he has published 12 additional novels and several short story collections.He has won numerous Stoker Awards, including Best Collection 2003 (Peaceable Kingdom), Best Long Fiction 2003 (Closing Time), Best Short Fiction 2000 (Gone), and Best Short Fiction 1994 (The Box).Four of his books were recently filmed as movies: The Lost (2001), The Girl Next Door (2005), Red (2008) and Offspring (2009). 

 Lucky McKee wrote and directed the cult favorite May, which in turn got him selected to write and direct an episode (Sick Girl) in the first season of Showtime’s Masters of Horror series, alongside such directors as Tobe Hooper, Dario Argento, Joe Dante, John Landis, and John Carpenter.

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Woman 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was just like the movie except for bits and pieces, nothing major. I really enjoyed it alot . I only wish they would have gone into the woman' s past more. That would have been good in understanding her more. Other than that its not for kids under 16 , in my opinion. I think it is to graphic. I enjoyed the plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved THE WOMAN and could not put it down. I was sorry to see it end. Great story! The sickest of all dysfunctional families. I hope there's a sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down, read it in a couple of hours. Thought it was better than the first two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I hope he continue the Dead River Series.
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It was very moving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I devoured this book. Pun intended. Would love a sequel.
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Lindsie More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book much more than Offspring and Off Season. The book takes readers into the mind of two majorly dysfunctional characters; the Woman and Cleek. It provides fans with gore, and a sick and twisted plot line that those who love Kethcum crave. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great horror story. It was dark, twisted and gory. My kind of book. I love this writer. He is not afraid to get down and dirty to write a good horror novel. You can't go wrong buying anything written by this author. I hope there is another one in this series.
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Couldn't put it down. Very good story that really keeps you interested.
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I was intrigued by the news generated about the movie and decided to check this book out. I was pleasantly surprised at the subtle twists. I highly recommend this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The third story in the series does not fail to deliver!